Pet of the Week

Groovin’ and playing at Rancho Simi rec & park anniversary

Book appeals to teen sci-fi fans

Alien microbes, space travel thicken plot

“Odyssey Rising” is a new novel by author Michael T. Best that will appeal to middle grade and young adult readers who share a love for the world of science fiction. Best lived in Thousand Oaks for three years before moving to Oak Park in May. The author’s debut work explores an unexpected first encounter with alien life set during […]

Programs for dads & their kids

The YMCAs in the Conejo Valley invite fathers and their children to free events in September to learn about Y Indian Guides and Princesses. The Triunfo YMCA will host a free barbecue for dads and their children from prekindergarten through sixth grade from 4 to 7 p.m. Sat., Sept. 10 at Willow Elementary School, 29026 Laro Drive, Agoura Hills. The […]

Hasn’t Hooters hysteria gone way overboard?

A Dash of Youth

Hooters may be coming to Thousand Oaks. The apocalypse is now. After hearing that Hooters restaurant aims to replace Linens ’n Things as the raunchiest business in the Janss Marketplace (the “things” of Linens ’n Things had parents worried), some residents have sent emails and signed petitions in protest. Known for tightly-clothed waitresses who are working there just to pay […]

Wine, art event

The Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks will celebrate the 10th annual “ Midsummer Eve of Wine and Arts” from 3 to 7 p.m. Sun., Aug. 28 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. The event is for adults only, ages 21 and up and benefits Ventura County Special Olympics and the Thousand Oaks Rotary Foundation. Olympic […]


THURS., AUG. 25 Library Book Sale 5 to 7 p.m. at Woodland Hills Library, 22200 Ventura Blvd. 1:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Adult and children’s books, collectibles, tapes, CDs, videos. All proceeds support library. Free book for each child. Phone: 818.226.0017. FRI., AUG. 26 Community Coffee Event 8 to 9 a.m. at Brent’s Deli, […]

Local rockers debut in Malibu

Band profile

Four grads from Viewpoint School in Calabasas formed a pop/indie band in 2009 while attending college, and made their Malibu stage debut last Saturday night at the Malibu Inn. Azura played to a packed house, showcasing songs from their recently released EP “Safe and Sound,” and played other crowd favorites to the delight of their fans. Their set also included […]

Westlake Village gets soulful

JRAW moves

JRAW Fitness, a Westlake Village strength and conditioning studio, is moving to larger facilities on its first anniversary of being in business. JRAW will be operating out of The Factory, a performance training center at 733 Lakefield Road in Westlake Village founded by Super Bowl champions Billy Miller and Marvel Smith. The two businesses hope to share marketing strategies and […]